Department of Commerce March 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-06307
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Monkfish Committee to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-06306
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Red Snapper Management Measures
Document Number: 2015-06294
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule revises the recreational accountability measures (AMs) by establishing a recreational annual catch target (ACT) and quota overage adjustment for red snapper in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). The purpose of this final rule is to help achieve optimum yield (OY) for the Gulf red snapper resource and better ensure red snapper recreational landings do not exceed the recreational quota established in the rebuilding plan.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Regulations
Document Number: 2015-06272
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-03-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to amend the regulations implementing the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan. This action proposes to change the minimum number of traps per trawl to allow fishing with a single trap in certain Massachusetts and Rhode Island state waters; and proposes to modify the requirement to use one endline on trawls within certain areas in Massachusetts state waters. NMFS also proposes a \1/4\ mile buffer in waters surrounding certain islands in Maine to allow fishing with a single trap. In addition, NMFS proposes additional gear marking requirements for those waters allowing single traps as well as two new high use areas for humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) and North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis).
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2015-06248
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Secretary of Commerce, through the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (``OTEA'') of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review to DFA of California on March 2, 2015.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2013
Document Number: 2015-06237
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (CWP) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the period January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Russian River Estuary Management Activities
Document Number: 2015-06236
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to Russian River estuary management activities. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to SCWA to incidentally take marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, during the specified activity.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-06219
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2015-06200
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) subcommittee to review and discuss the revisions of false killer whale stock boundaries and bycatch proration method for incidental take in the Hawaii longline fishery.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Property Management
Document Number: 2015-06193
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Requirements for Approved Construction Investments
Document Number: 2015-06192
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Award Amendment Requests and Project Service Maps
Document Number: 2015-06191
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa: Meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa
Document Number: 2015-06173
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (Council) will hold a meeting to deliberate on recommendations related to strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa. Topics may include: mobilizing capital, risk mitigation, trade facilitation, cold chain development, renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), infrastructure development, and developing and marketing export resources for U.S. small- and medium-sized businesses. The final agenda will be posted at least one week in advance of the meeting on the Council's Web site at http://trade.gov/pac-dbia.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Management Reference Point Updates for Three Stocks of Pacific Salmon
Document Number: 2015-06144
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-03-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes updates to management reference point values for Southern Oregon coastal Chinook salmon, Grays Harbor fall Chinook salmon, and Willapa Bay natural coho, as recommended by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) for use in developing annual management measures beginning in 2015. This update is implemented as part of the 2014 methodology review where the Council and its advisory bodies considered new information on the three stocks of salmon to make a determination on whether changes to reference points for these stocks were warranted.
United States Manufacturing Council: Meeting of the United States Manufacturing Council
Document Number: 2015-06111
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Manufacturing Council (Council) will hold the first meeting of the current members' term on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The Council was established in April 2004 to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the manufacturing industry. The purpose of the meeting is to brief Council members on current manufacturing initiatives throughout the Federal government. The Council will receive briefings from various leaders across the Department who are actively engaged in different aspects of manufacturing policy. The Council will also receive briefings from senior officials of related government agencies such as the Department of Labor. The Secretary of Commerce has been invited to welcome the Council and provided introductory remarks. Following the briefings, the Council members will be asked to discuss their views on major priorities facing the manufacturing industry and issues that they propose for the Council to advise on during their appointment term. The agenda may change to accommodate Council business. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Council at http://trade.gov/manufacturingcouncil, at least one week in advance of the meeting.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
Document Number: 2015-06194
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Silicomanganese From Australia: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation
Document Number: 2015-06142
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Japan: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2004-2005
Document Number: 2015-06137
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 25, 2015, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT or Court) issued final judgment in JTEKT Corp. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 06-00250 (JTEKT Corp.), affirming the Department of Commerce's (the Department) final results of redetermination pursuant to remand.\1\
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results of Administrative Review Pursuant to Court Decision
Document Number: 2015-06127
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 27, 2015 the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'') sustained the Department of Commerce's (``the Department'') final results of remand redetermination, pursuant to the CIT's remand order, in DuPont Teijin Films China Limited, et al. v. United States, Slip Op. 15-19 (CIT February 27, 2015).\1\
Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014
Document Number: 2015-06105
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 19, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from the People's Republic of China (PRC), covering the period February 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014.\1\ We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments from interested parties. Accordingly, for the final results, we continue to find that during the period of review (POR) Henan Sanli Carbon Products Co., Ltd. (Henan Sanli) made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Sablefish Managed Under the Individual Fishing Quota Program
Document Number: 2015-06064
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for sablefish with fixed gear managed under the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program and the Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program. The season will open 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 14, 2015, and will close 1200 hours, A.l.t., November 7, 2015. This period is the same as the 2015 commercial halibut fishery opening dates adopted by the International Pacific Halibut Commission. The IFQ and CDQ halibut season is specified by a separate publication in the Federal Register of annual management measures.
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan
Document Number: 2015-06041
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Administrator (AA) for Fisheries, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), on behalf of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC), publishes annual management measures governing the Pacific halibut fishery recommended as regulations by the IPHC and accepted by the Secretary of State. This action is intended to enhance the conservation of Pacific halibut and further the goals and objectives of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC).
Helical Spring Lock Washers From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2015-05957
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 7, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain helical spring lock washers (HSLW) from the People's Republic of China (PRC).\1\ The period of review (POR) is October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2013. For the final results, we continue to find that Jiangsu RC Import & Export Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu RC) made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. We also continue to find that Suzhou Guoxin Group Wang Shun Imp. and Exp. Co., Ltd. (Guoxin) is not eligible for a separate rate and remains part of the PRC-wide entity. Finally, we are not rescinding the review with respect to Winnsen Industry Co., Ltd. (Winnsen).
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Marine Geophysical Survey in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean Offshore New Jersey, June to August, 2015
Document Number: 2015-05913
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Lamont-Doherty) in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (Foundation), for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (Authorization) to take marine mammals, by harassment incidental to conducting a marine geophysical (seismic) survey in the northwest Atlantic Ocean off the New Jersey coast June through August, 2015. The proposed dates for this action would be June 1, 2015 through August 31, 2015 to account for minor deviations due to logistics and weather. Per the Marine Mammal Protection Act, we are requesting comments on our proposal to issue an Authorization to Lamont-Doherty to incidentally take, by Level B harassment only, 32 species of marine mammals during the specified activity.
Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Brazil, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Thailand: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Finding/Orders
Document Number: 2015-05815
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty finding/orders on prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) from Brazil, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Thailand would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping as indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery and Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Framework Adjustment 26; Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; Sea Turtle Conservation
Document Number: 2015-05650
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-03-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to approve and implement through regulations measures included in Framework Adjustment 26 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan, which the New England Fishery Management Council adopted and submitted to NMFS for approval. The purpose of Framework 26 is to prevent overfishing, improve yield-per- recruit, and improve the overall management of the Atlantic sea scallop fishery. The Framework 26 proposed measures would also: Close a portion of the Elephant Trunk Access Area and extend the boundaries of the Nantucket Lightship Access Area to protect small scallops; adjust the State Waters Exemption Program; allow for Vessel Monitoring System declaration changes for vessels to steam home with product on board; implement a proactive accountability measure to protect windowpane flounder and yellowtail flounder; align two gear measures designed to protect sea turtles; and implement other measures to improve the management of the scallop fishery. Aligning the gear designed to protect sea turtles involves modifying existing regulations implemented under the Endangered Species Act; therefore, this action would be implemented under joint authority of the Endangered Species Act and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Administrative Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2015-05959
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 21, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the preliminary results and partial rescission of the 2012-2013 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate (``CTL plate'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'').\1\ The period of review (``POR'') is November 1, 2012, through October 31, 2013. This review covers two PRC companies: Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (``Hunan Valin''), and Zhengzhou Shangdao Iron & Steel Co. (``Zhengzhou Shangdao''). The Department invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. No parties commented. Accordingly, our final results remain unchanged from the Preliminary Results.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Trawl Catcher Vessels in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2015-05912
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2015 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to trawl catcher vessels in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-05910
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-05908
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-05907
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Management Information Reporting
Document Number: 2015-05890
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness: Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2015-05883
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed topics of discussion for public meetings of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (Committee).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-05877
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for Commercial Fisheries Authorization Under Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act
Document Number: 2015-05876
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Request for Applicants for Appointment to the United States-Brazil CEO Forum
Document Number: 2015-05843
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In March 2007, the Governments of the United States and Brazil established the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. This notice announces the opportunity for individuals to apply for appointment as U.S. representatives to the U.S. Section of the Forum. The U.S. Section currently has three immediate vacancies for appointment terms through August 13, 2016. Nominations received in response to this notice also will be considered for on-going appointments to fill any future vacancies that may arise through August 13, 2016.
Approval of Subzone Status; Thyssenkrupp Presta Danville, LLC; Danville, Illinois
Document Number: 2015-05856
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Further Proposed Interpretations of Parts of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
Document Number: 2015-05855
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The First Responder Network Authority (``FirstNet'') publishes this Second Notice to request public comment on certain proposed interpretations of its enabling legislation that will inform, among other things, network policies, forthcoming requests for proposals, and interpretive rules. With the benefit of the comments received from this Second Notice, FirstNet may proceed to implement these or other interpretations with or without further administrative procedure.
Approval of Expansion of Subzone 57C; DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation; Concord, North Carolina
Document Number: 2015-05833
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: 2015-05830
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received information sufficient to warrant initiation of a changed circumstances review (``CCR'') of the antidumping duty order on multilayered wood flooring from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). Based upon a request filed by Sino-Maple (JiangSu) Co., Ltd. (``Sino-Maple''), an exporter of multilayered wood flooring to the United States, the Department is initiating a CCR to determine whether Sino-Maple is the successor-in-interest to Jiafeng Wood (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (``Jiafeng'') for purposes of the antidumping duty order on multilayered wood flooring from PRC and, as such, is entitled to Jiafeng's cash deposit rate with respect to entries of subject merchandise.
Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2012-2013
Document Number: 2015-05828
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 5, 2014, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the Preliminary Results of the fifth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel wire garment hangers from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of the comments and information received, we have not made changes to the final margin calculations of Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd. (``Shanghai Wells'').\2\ Listed below in the ``Final Results of the Administrative Review'' section of this notice are the final dumping margins. The period of review (``POR'') is October 1, 2012, through September 31, 2013.\3\
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Marine Corps Training Exercises at Brant Island Bombing Target and Piney Island Bombing Range, USMC Cherry Point Range Complex, North Carolina
Document Number: 2015-05797
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Upon application from the U.S. Marine Corps (Marine Corps), NMFS is issuing regulations per the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals, incidental to training operations at the Brant Island Bombing Target (BT-9) and Piney Island Bombing Range (BT-11) located within the Marine Corps' Cherry Point Range Complex in Pamlico Sound, North Carolina from March 2015 to March 2020. These regulations allow NMFS to issue a Letter of Authorization (LOA) for the incidental take of marine mammals during the Marine Corps' specified activities and timeframes, set forth the permissible methods of taking, set forth other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat, and set forth requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of the incidental take.
Revisions To Support Document Requirements for License Applications Under the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2015-05784
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule finalizes changes to the support document requirements for license applications submitted to the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and is part of BIS's retrospective regulatory review under Executive Order 13563. In addition to clarifying and streamlining the support document requirements for license applications in part 748 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), this final rule removes the requirement to obtain an International Import Certificate or Delivery Verification in connection with a license application and limits the requirement to obtain a Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser to exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) of 600 Series Major Defense Equipment. Revisions to the EAR affecting BIS's participation in issuing documents for the Import Certificate and Delivery Verification system for imports into the United States will be addressed in a future final rule, as will potential substantive changes to information collections under the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; “Third-Party Submissions and Protests”
Document Number: 2015-05781
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Department of Commerce
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate Action Form
Document Number: 2015-05779
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-05775
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB). OEAB members will discuss and provide advice on Federal ocean exploration programs, with a particular emphasis on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) activities, in the areas of: Strategic planning, current and future exploration priorities, the competitive grants process, citizen exploration, the next National Forum on Ocean Exploration, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the OEAB Web site at http://oeab/noaa.gov. Time and Dates: The announced meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, 2015, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. PDT, and Wednesday, April 1, 2015, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. PDT.
Public Meeting on Facilitating the Development of the Online Licensing Environment for Copyrighted Works
Document Number: 2015-05765
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Patent and Trademark Office
Pursuant to the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy, released on July 31, 2013, the Task Force has sought and received comments from the public about how the Federal Government (Government) can facilitate the further development of a robust online licensing environment. The Task Force heard a range of stakeholder views at an initial public meeting in December 2013. The Task Force will hold another public meeting on April 1, 2015, to explore this issue further, focusing specifically on how the Government can assist in facilitating the development and use of standard identifiers for all types of works of authorship, interoperability among databases and systems used to identify owners of rights and terms of use, and a possible portal for linking to such databases and to licensing platforms (similar in its goals to what has been established in the United Kingdom).